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I have allowed the Document Set content type in my Document Library, and nested it inside a Folder hierarchy.

I want to have a separate View as the Default when inside of a Document Set inside the library. I don't want users to have to change it themselves.

Is this possible?

The hierarchy is like this:

Document Library\Folder 1 (default view)\Folder 2 (default view)\Document Set instance (docset view)

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If the desired view is consistent across the Document Sets, you can configure it once when configuring your Document Set content type and all new instances of this Document Set will reflect this.

The settings you're looking for are referred to as the "Welcome Page" settings.

See: Create and configure a new Document Set content type

Under the heading "Configure or customize a Document Set content type", steps 10-12 state:

10) In the Welcome Page Columns section, specify which columns you want to display on the Welcome Page for the Document Set.

11) In the Welcome Page section, click Customize the Welcome Page to customize the appearance of the Welcome Page that displays to users for each instance of the Document Set.

12) If you want to apply these Welcome Page changes to any Document Sets that inherit from this Document Set, select the check box next to Update the Welcome Page of Document Sets inheriting from this content type.

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one more piece of data on this. if you create the view you like, then you can go into the VIEW settings and select Folders. once in there, you can "Show this view: (1) in all folders, (2) in top level folder, or (3) in folders of content type "<select your document set or folder content type>". this really was the answer to the riddle. –  April Drake Mar 20 '13 at 1:05
    
Nice addition - thanks April –  Dave Paylor Mar 20 '13 at 10:49
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In the settings for a Document Set you can choose what View to use.

When you click on a Document Set content type in library settings, one of the options is "Document Set settings". The last option in this dialogue allows you to select a defined view on the library that will be used to show the contents of that Document Set.

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Can you expand a little? –  SPDoctor Mar 9 '13 at 12:58
    
When you click on a Document Set content type in library settings, one of the options is "Document Set settings". The last option in this dialogue allows you to select a defined view on the library that will be used to show the contents of that Document Set. I have added an image above as it does not seem to allow them in these comments. (or not - seems I do not have enough reputation to post an image - sorry) –  Dave Paylor Mar 12 '13 at 10:39
    
Thanks. Don't forget you can edit your answer (I have done this for you). –  SPDoctor Mar 12 '13 at 12:23
    
unfortunately if you've already created libraries, it doesn't automatically update them to display the columns you choose. –  April Drake Mar 20 '13 at 0:22
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